Your emotions – all of them – are the motivation for everything you think and every action you take.

Understanding your emotions and knowing how to work with them will improve every part of your life!

Welcome to EmotionDynamics.org, an educational foundation devoted to bringing powerful emotional awareness and healthy empathy to everyone!

The Emotion Dynamics foundation is based on the work of award-winning author and pioneering researcher Karla McLaren, M.Ed., whose grand unified theory of emotions revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways to self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. This work also encompasses McLaren’s groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, which makes all of the processes in healthy empathy easily understandable, accessible, and attainable.

Your emotions and your empathy are vital to your ability to think, to feel, to learn, to experience the world, to communicate, and to love -- and you can develop and strengthen your emotional awareness and your empathy at any stage of your life.

Emotion Dynamics Training and Consultation Programs

Dynamic Emotional Integration®

Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI) is a leading-edge training program and consultation process to help you develop keen emotional awareness, healthy empathic skills, and emotionally-respectful mindfulness practices. DEI trainings, presentations, and individual consultations are offered by licensed DEI professionals in the United States and internationally.

The Latest News From Emotion Dynamics

Licensee Close-up: Pia Ault, MS

Pia Ault is a licensed DEI Trainer living in Dubai. She was a member of the very first cohort of DEI licensees at Empathy Academy and became licensed in 2016. Since then she’s... Read More

Empathy and Self-Care at Empathy Academy

Tending your world without losing yourself ~ 4-week online course starts Monday, November 18th ~ When you understand how essential your emotions and empathy are in navigating the complexities of living, you can... Read More

My Journey with and Through Burnout

~ by Camilla Jørgensen, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant. My journey as a bodyworker began 25 years ago, when I met my Hawaiian massage teacher and trained with him over a 12 year... Read More

Boundaries for Bodyworkers Course

~ Balanced Empathy and Self-Care to Prevent Burnout ~  With licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainers and Consultants Anchen Texter, LMT and Camilla Jørgensen, LMT. This 6-week online course starts Monday September 30th. See... Read More